gridwalker wrote:Personally, I hope they dominate.
Everyone had their doubts about the funny little rear engined cars that John Cooper entered into F1 alongside the traditional front engined cars, but look where that ended up ... people are always reluctant to adapt to a new form factor or engineering methodology (Carbon Fibre chassis were originally written off as fragile and dangerous) but sometimes these oddball technologies become an epoch-changing development.
I wish them all the best at Le Mans, but I doubt they'll live up to my hopes.
Tim.Wright wrote:...if they really manage to develop a formula which can lap at the same speeds as current lmp car with half the power then thats a pretty amazing feat.
RabMcH wrote:If you take a look at the past few Indy car races, many drivers are involved in collisions involving a cars front wing being picked up by the rear wheel, of the car in front, cause full course yellows and thus making the race more boring, these covers should reduce that chance and allow for a more competitive race.
Jersey Tom wrote:The thing about majority of braking force coming from rear wheels being inherently stable is a load of BS.. as are many things in the DW design IMO.
machin wrote:Jersey Tom wrote:The thing about majority of braking force coming from rear wheels being inherently stable is a load of BS.. as are many things in the DW design IMO.
I'm with you... if the rear weight + rear downforce + rear brake bias were beneficial why don't people make "rectangular" cars with the same bias'????!!!
What would be really annoying is if the AcO bias the rules to give this thing a helping hand... its not like they haven't done that in the past.... [cough] diesels [cough]....
Formula None wrote:Porsche? Corvair? Not quite as drastic, but close.
Jersey Tom wrote:Obviously there is a benefit to being able to bias driving force to the outside tire on corner exit as it will have the most grip available. However, this is what limited slip and variable lock differentials essentially already do...
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